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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 04-01-20, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I'm picking it up tomorrow. I have to get it before Denver cites them for being open.
I like sewing by hand and by machine. The machine itself is a total pisser. I suck at it, but it's something a sailor is supposed to have in his skill set and I do my best. My wife actually knows what she's doing, can make clothes, and taught our daughter some.
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Old 04-01-20, 04:18 PM
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That's tasty.
Oh yes - it would be a delicious old-man bike to embarrass people with.
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Old 04-01-20, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
me being in construction, a “deemed essential” work, I still go to work and interact with others in a remote way.

My wife is anxiously worried and have been threatening to have me use the garage door and lock me in the basement. I’m sad, very sad I tell ya!


Kidding aside, I’m getting worried too. Almost wish that DC government shutdowns all construction sites as well. It would be disastrous to my neighborhood with lots of families has only one breadwinner, who works in construction though.
I understand and worry especially about the labor crews driving to sites 4 and 5 to a car.
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Old 04-01-20, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Nice.
but what will I do with all this free time, and beautiful weather?
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
For some reason, I'm not drawn to Ti, but those really strike my fancy.
I'm not drawn to much with skinny tubes, but once we're talkin' oversized and modern-ish geometry, I'm game.

There's a builder in my area that has specialized in steel for quite some time, but he wanted to start making some Ti frames. I don't think that he wanted to sell his practice frames, because he's picky about his work, but he also didn't want to "waste" too much Ti. Solution? He built a few balance bikes -

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Old 04-01-20, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh yes - it would be a delicious old-man bike to embarrass people with.
Lol. Do you think that this is an itch that you would repeatedly scratch or do you think that the novelty would wear off pretty quickly?
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Old 04-01-20, 04:30 PM
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Lol. Do you think that this is an itch that you would repeatedly scratch or do you think that the novelty would wear off pretty quickly?
The main issue is just not riding enough at all to justify another roadie. I'd love a steel or Ti bike, but with the R2 there's just no need. Summer big mileage is on the P2, and charity rides are getting increasingly frustrating.
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Old 04-01-20, 04:33 PM
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Phrased differently, there's a lack of opportunity to do the soul-crushing, but if I rode with semi-random groups regularly I'd enjoy it. Certainly it never got old beating people on a road bike in tris.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The main issue is just not riding enough at all to justify another roadie. I'd love a steel or Ti bike, but with the R2 there's just no need. Summer big mileage is on the P2, and charity rides are getting increasingly frustrating.
Sure, that kind of redundancy is hard to justify at the prices that we're talking about.

... but if it were a steel or Ti gravel bike...








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Old 04-01-20, 04:35 PM
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I built 91 bikes this week, and did another 20 or so preps.
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I consider any of the high altitude business/ passenger jet coke cans with wings.
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My MiL has been wearing masks for awhile. Maybe she is ahead of the curve. Asian too.
Someone I followed just tweeted that she wore two masks on a walk. Madness.
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If that sounds vaguely or even overtly racist, bite me - I'm Asian.
Oh?
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I understand and worry especially about the labor crews driving to sites 4 and 5 to a car.
yup, that’s a worry. The company I work for also has a very large project a couple of hours south of us and the word was, the owner of the project will be starting to check temperature of every worker on the job site before they’re allowed in. Words “Delay letter” was immediately brought up to their attention by multiple parties if I’m to believe.

I understand both sides of the equation (at least I’d like to think that I do), but At times like these, I’m kinda glad I’m firmly stuck in middle management where I don’t have the burden of knowledge my decisions have the potential to affect hundreds of people’s lives. In my small circle, I’ve had my guys rotating between office and telework, I just hope it is enough.
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Oh?
Ooooh - do you think that my mom was lying about being Filipino? She is a tricky one.
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Old 04-01-20, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Sure, that kind of redundancy is hard to justify at the prices that we're talking about.

... but if it were a steel or Ti gravel bike...








Oh trust me. If we had gravel that was closer and more convenient...
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Old 04-01-20, 04:58 PM
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First proper ride on my new MTB.

Steel is definitely real



What's also real is people that didn't drive together hanging out and chatting in the parking lot
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Old 04-01-20, 05:00 PM
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Ooooh - do you think that my mom was lying about being Filipino? She is a tricky one.
Filipinos usually are.

/racism
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Just saw on my local news that some day cares are still open. I am kind of shocked. And even worse the news was reporting it like it was a good thing.
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First proper ride on my new MTB.

Steel is definitely real



What's also real is people that didn't drive together hanging out and chatting in the parking lot
pretty sweet looking.
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Oh yes - it would be a delicious old-man bike to embarrass people with.
My dad calls his clubmates "the old men". Except for one that is about 80, they are all 10 years younger than he is.
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My MiL has been wearing masks for awhile. Maybe she is ahead of the curve. Asian too.
BTW she lives in a senior citizen apartment building in north Jersey, I believe 4 people in her building already sick and 2 of them died. Not fake news. She is ok but understandably scared.
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Never got to fly a 310. When I worked for Sheble we have 5 travel airs. Old and abused.
I don't know if I ever took the controls. I was pretty young. We mostly used it to visit family. All I really know is that my dad has told me he would set the props to slightly different RPMs so that there would be a slight pulsing and it would put my brother and I right to sleep

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pretty sweet looking.
Thanks. It climbs better than my old one. Lots smoother too.
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BTW she lives in a senior citizen apartment building in north Jersey, I believe 4 people in her building already sick and 2 of them died. Not fake news. She is ok but understandably scared.
I hope that’s all it gets to do in her building.
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BTW she lives in a senior citizen apartment building in north Jersey, I believe 4 people in her building already sick and 2 of them died. Not fake news. She is ok but understandably scared.
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I don't know if I ever took the controls. I was pretty young. We mostly used it to visit family. All I really know is that my dad has told me he would set the props to slightly different RPMs so that there would be a slight pulsing and it would put my brother and I right to sleep



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The props being out of sync never bothered me. When I was an FO on the dash 8, Captains would lose there **** if the props were not synced.
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Depends on what the budget becomes. I know some of these guys from the cyclocross circuit and their bikes are beautiful. Their Drifter would likely be the big budget choice. Our shop used to have a relationship with American Bicycle Group (because of QR), so I am looking at Litespeed. Plus, I lusted after Litespeed road frames BITD. And, of course, Lynskey is on the list.
Awesome. Drifter is spendy.
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What's she doing for social engagement?
They're all quarantined together. Restaurants are closed, but you can come down and get take out.
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